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College Backpackers
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“Super good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

I arrived in Toronto and was greatly surprised by this Hostel . The rooms were really good and clean and the staff was super friendly. They did everything they could to make us comfortable.
I had read a couple of negative comments so I was a little skeptical . The new management has taken great steps to fix this place.It was also very clean.The location was great and we had an excellent time. It will be a place i go to every time I visit Toronto!!!!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

This hostel did not accept my booking through this website. When I arrived, the hostel tried calling the company, but couldn't get through. We struggled to find a new place, but we found a place that cost more and required us to take a taxi out of Toronto. I want my money back for the hostel and the extra money I had to spend to find a new place.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about College Backpackers

Property: College Backpackers
Address: 280 Augusta Ave | Near the intersection of College St & Spadina St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2L9, Canada (Formerly Global Village Kensington)
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Chinatown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 97 Speciality Lodging in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — College Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The College Backpackers is located in the heart of Kensington Market - one of downtown Toronto's most authentic and upbeat parts of the city. Steps away from restaurants, cafes, boutiques, nightclubs, and outdoor markets, The College Backpackers hostel provides its guests with both a relaxing and enjoyable stay. It is also centrally located near all of the best tourist attractions such as the CN Tower, Harbourfront and the University of Toronto. We have private rooms which can accommodate between 2 & 4 guests. In addition, we offer dorm style accommodations with special female only dorms as well. With the recent renovations to our building, affordable prices and entertainment, the hostel is backpacker friendly. Guests can enjoy free internet access, free cable TV, and much more. We offer the best value for single overnights, weekly or monthly accommodation for travellers and students visiting the city. The staff is committed to providing you and your friends with a fun and friendly environment. We offer our guests the opportunity to explore Toronto and other cities, like Niagara Falls. With the no curfew or lock-out feature, the excellent location and affordable prices, we have become a popular choice for travellers. ... more   less 
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